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Journal of Interactive Learning Research

January 2008 Volume 19, Number 1

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Learning Objects for Educational Applications via PDA Technology

    Daniel Churchill, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    This article discusses an ongoing study into issues relevant to the design of learning objects for educational applications via portable digital assistant (PDA) technology. The specific areas of... More

    pp. 5-20

  2. Graduate Students' Perspectives on the Meaningful Nature of Online Discussions

    Jianxia Du, Mississippi State University, United States; Ke Zhang, Wayne State University, United States; Anthony Olinzock & James Adams, Mississippi State University, United States

    This study investigated graduate students' perceptions of the online collaborations and the factors that contribute to the quality of online discussion with a qualitative case study. Data were... More

    pp. 21-36

  3. Online Collaborative Learning and Communication Media

    Byron Havard, University of West Florida, United States; Jianxia Du & Jianzhong Xu, Mississippi State University, United States

    The purpose of this study is to examine the dynamics of online collaborative learning and communication media regarding team projects. Media richness and social presence theories are well-accepted ... More

    pp. 37-50

  4. ExplaNet: A Collaborative Learning Tool and Hybrid Recommender System for Student-Authored Explanations

    Jessica Masters, Boston College, United States; Tara Madhyastha, University of Washington, United States; Ali Shakouri, University of California at Santa Cruz, United States

    ExplaNet is a web-based, anonymous, asynchronous explanation-sharing network. Instructors post questions to the network and students submit explanatory answers. Students then view and rank the... More

    pp. 51-74

  5. Re-Dimensional Thinking in Earth Science: From 3-D Virtual Reality Panoramas to 2-D Contour Maps

    John Park & Glenda Carter, North Carolina State University, United States; Susan Butler, Gulf Coast Community College at Panama City, United States; David Slykhuis, James Madison University, United States; Angelia Reid-Griffin, University of North Carolina - Wilmington, United States

    This study examines the relationship of gender and spatial perception on student interactivity with contour maps and non-immersive virtual reality. Eighteen eighth-grade students elected to... More

    pp. 75-90

  6. Non-native Speaker Interaction Management Strategies in a Network-based Virtual Environment

    Mark Peterson, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan

    This article investigates the dyad-based communication of two groups of non-native speakers (NNSs) of English involved in real time interaction in a type of text-based computer-mediated... More

    pp. 91-117

  7. An Incremental Model for Developing Educational Critiquing Systems: Experiences with the Java Critiquer

    Lin Qiu, State University of New York at Oswego, United States; Christopher Riesbeck, Northwestern University, United States

    Individualized feedback is an important factor in fostering learning. However, it is often not seen in schools because providing it places considerable additional workload on teachers. One way to... More

    pp. 119-145

  8. Learner-Information Interaction: A Macro-Level Framework Characterizing Visual Cognitive Tools

    Kamran Sedig & Hai-Ning Liang, The University of Western Ontario, Canada

    "** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2006 **" Visual cognitive tools (VCTs) are external mental aids that maintain and display visual representations (VRs) of information (i.e., structures,... More

    pp. 147-173